Digital CNC System Enables Machine Tool Building Simulation Capabilities

Siemens’ digital native CAD system, Sinumerik One, enables mapping of the entire machine tool development process, with creation of a universal digital twin for product and production.


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Sinumerik One

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Siemens Digital Industries Software says it is driving forward digital transformation in the machine tool industry with Sinumerik One, a digital native CNC system. Offering seamless integration of hardware and software, machine tool builders can virtually map their entire development process, reducing the product development phase and time-to-market for new machines. Further, Siemens says Sinumerik One enables machine concepts and functions to be discussed and planned before hardware is available.

Realistic simulation provided by Sinumerik One enables CNC machine users to completely simulate the programming of workpieces and the setup and operation of machine tools, as well as carry out training, on the PC. Moreover, the software and hardware combination are reportedly able to create a universal digital twin for product and production, significantly reducing machining time.

The CNC system with integrated Simatic S7-1500F PLC is available in both a control cabinet-based and panel-based version. Sinumerik One also fits into the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal and makes a highly efficient engineering framework available for machine tool builders with integrated safety. Further, IT security integration enables implementation of the multi-layer Defense-in-Depth-Concept.

It also comes with Create MyVirtual Machine and Run MyVirtual Machine, software to create the machine controller and its digital twin from one engineering system.